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Allied oral health professionals are key to your patients’ investment in oral health

Dentists put their patients’ safety first by collaborating with a registered dental technologist to design and fabricate custom dental devices.

In allied oral health care, earning patient trust and confidence always comes first. Oral health care providers play a unique role in ensuring that the patient receives the most comprehensive and complete oral health care experience when they visit your practice. Using a Registered Dental Technologist (RDT) to create your patients’ dental devices is an invaluable step in ensuring your patient is receiving the highest level of safe and quality care.


RDTs, an integral professional in Allied oral health care

Each patient you treat is unique and will have a custom treatment plan. RDTs take a personalized approach to meet your patients’ unique needs. Whether for orthodontics, ceramics, or dental devices, they’ll use your prescription and an impression of the patient’s mouth to collaborate with you for optimal results.

RDTs are professionals highly trained to design and make an array of dental devices, using specialized equipment, technologies, and materials. RDTs are committed to the highest level of professionalism that places the protection of patients’ safety and care over any commercial interest. This is the same expectation that dentists, denturists and dental hygienists should adhere to.

Professionalism and standards you can trust 

RDTs’ post-secondary education in dental technology includes a comprehensive mix of field placement, class instruction, lectures, and training in the newest digital technology. The goal is to give RDTs the tools they need to help transform the lives of patients through dental devices.

RDTs practical and theoretical knowledge is assessed on a national level when they enter the profession through the credentialing and competency assessment process done by the Canadian Alliance of Dental Technology Regulator (CADTR) and provincially in Ontario by the College of Dental Technologists of Ontario (CDTO)

CDTO is the regulatory body which is focused on the protection of the public interest by not only setting the standards for entry to practice for professionals in the field of dental technology but also ensuring that they maintain the same competency and standards throughout their career.

The College holds RDTs accountable for their practice in the profession. Concerns regarding professional conduct can be brought to the College through the complaints process. The College also requires RDTs to maintain professional liability insurance which protects the public should a claim be made.

A guarantee on your patients’ long-term investment in their oral health.

RDTs provide peace of mind to both oral health professionals and patients, because they have the knowledge, experience and critical thinking skills needed to make sound practice decisions. For any oral health professional looking for dental devices for their patient, choosing an RDT is their assurance that all work will be completed with the highest degree of professionalism and with patient safety in mind.

Another reason to feel confident about having an RDT as part of your allied oral health team? The products used for your patients dental restoration or cosmetic dentistry will come with an invoice with the RDT Stamp. The stamp identifies the RDT who created or inspected the dental device against the prescription provided and confirms that dental device meets the College’s standards.

Ensure that you are receiving your patients’ dental device from a trusted allied oral health professional. You can find a list of qualified RDTs eligible to practice and Dental Labs supervised by an RDT by using the searchable CDTO Public Register .

Find the expertise you need for healthy smiles by using the searchable CDTO Register of qualified RDTs to procure your dental devices or to hire for your dental lab.

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